Supporting Students’ Literacy

At Barlby High School we believe that for students to be successful in school across the curriculum, and within the wider world, they need to be confident users of literacy. We firmly believe that the fundamental skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening are vital to the development of all young people, helping them to determine and shape their journey into adulthood. For this reason, we ensure that students have the opportunity to develop their individual literacy skills across the entirety of our school curriculum and are supported by Barlby’s Whole School Literacy Policy.

We believe well-developed literacy skills can enable students to make sense of their learning across and beyond the curriculum. Activities in lessons allow students to engage dynamically with texts and topics and think critically about the ways in which aspects of language and structure combine to communicate feelings and meanings. Discussion tasks and drama-related activities are used to help students engage with texts, develop analytical skills and prepare for written work.

It is our aim to ensure that all staff and students within Barlby High School understand the importance and value of strong literacy skills to create gain a passion for reading and become effective learners.